In unsurprising news, Cavs center Andrew Bynum is likely to sit out tonight’s game on the road in Indiana. It’s the second half of a back-to-back, so it’s a natural move as Bynum continues with his recovery from multiple knee issues.
The Akron Beacon Journal’s Jason Lloyd wrote in his game recap that Bynum is not expected to play.
Oddly, on the NBA.com game notes, it was stated that “Coach Mike Brown indicated that it would be highly unlikely Bynum would play games on back to back days due to a stress fracture in his left foot.” As of 1 p.m. Saturday, the stress fracture news had not yet been corroborated by other Cavs media.
The Cavaliers will look to recover tonight against the 2-0 Pacers. Having Bynum on the court could have been a huge advantage in facing off against center Roy Hibbert. But the team, for likely good reasons, continues to be cautious.
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